Jane Barker And Delarivière Manley: Public Women Against The Public Sphere

Marta Kvande
2006 Zenodo  
Both Barker and Manley insist on their social and political identities as authorizing elements of their public voices. Their assertions of political and social particularity in their autobiographical fictions show not only that in these works they did not seek to enter the bourgeois public sphere but also that they saw its dominance as threatening the very possibility of open access to critical debate on political and social issues.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.820155 fatcat:7pj2fm6r2veptbgm474gsdhjim